If I receive hacked Pokémon from a stranger in trade, does it corrupt my game in any way?
A shiny level 100 legendary is easy to spot but what if I receive a less obvious hack like any legendary from older games non shiny?
- Is it possible to weed out illegal Pokémon using the bank app? (which supposedly doesn't allow hacked Pokémon to be transferred), and
- Does owning hacked Pokémon leave a permanent effect on my game?
I neither want to gather hacked Pokémon nor do I want to hurt my gaming experience by trading with strangers but for completing the Pokédex I was planning to exchange older legendary Pokémon from my other games for those that I don't have. Like circle trading one event Pokémon I legally received for others until I have them all in my Pokédex.